Brancaia Tre 2007
Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
#10 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2009
Brancaia TRE is a wine full of character giving you drinking pleasure already at the moment of release. The carefully selected grapes are from our three estates Brancaia, Poppi and our estate in the Maremma: Brancaia in Maremma. The blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon is aged for 12 months in Tonneaux.
"There's wonderful intensity of fruit in this wine, with crushed raspberry and blackberry and hints of coffee and fresh flowers. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, soft-textured finish that shows loads of fruit. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2010."
"The 2007 Tre is absolutely beautiful in this vintage. Soft, supple tannins frame expressive dark fruit, flowers, grilled herbs and spices. The wine blossoms in the glass, showing wonderful freshness and clarity to match the richness of the fruit. Floral notes add a sense of lift on the long, round finish. The 2007 Tre is one of the standouts of the vintage in its price range. As the name implies, Tre is a blend of three varieties; Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2017.
The Wine Advocate
Smooth & Supple
Excelent wine, almost impossible to find something like this one with this price.
All were impressed at an italian wine tasting party. If you can still find this vintage, buy it! Full of flavor with a very nice, long finish.
Very drinkable wine, and an outstanding bargain at the price. As others have said, I can only assume WS ranked it a top 10 on the price/quality ratio. Red berries, coffee, nice soft tannins. Medium length finish. A solid 89, worthy of 1.5-2 times the price.
I'm going to try another bottle of this - must admit to being underwhelmed drinking the one I had - not even in the same league as Frescobaldi's 2007 Tenuta Di Castiglioni
Good for the price and a smooth and drinkable wine. I would rate it 90 points tops. Needs a year or so in the bottle.
Was disappointing but will have another one soon to see if it improved. Overall, medium body relatively short finish, reasobale nose but to lean for my tatste
Not very good. No way this is a 93.....
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